The point I was trying to make was that either path can be bad and good. If you grew up in the HS culture it might be easier to understand. I expected more from us and I feel like some of us didn't reach our potential. Not because we couldn't but because the people that were supposed to help us get there didn't really do what they started out to do. Or maybe they thought they did enough. As an HS kid your self esteem takes a dive when you figure out you're pretty far behind in science and Math. Feeling stupid sucks. I do get annoyed when my mother tries to take credit for how I have turned out. A great career in IT and I make enough to support my kids and husband. I wish she could have understood the frustration and embarrassment I felt and how hard I had to work to get here. I got here inspite of my mom.
If you're truly committed as a parent then there should be no worries. Not all parents are committed. That's the problem.
I get emails from my adult cousin who went to school and can barely write.
At the end of the day I think engaged parents in a resource rich environment increase a child's likelihood of success - no matter the childhood education path taken.
Schools vary. Some are good, and some are horrible. Some kids and families are a better fit for school or homeschooling than other. At the end of the day, I felt homeschool was the best choice for my children in the younger grades for a variety of reason (and some of them ideological) so that is what we did. I don't think either choice is automatically awful, though.